Meaning of HALL in English
( n. )
The chief room in a castle or manor house, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord's family with the retainers and servants, also for cooking and eating. It was often contrasted with the bower, which was the private or sleeping apartment.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012